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My Maine is coming soon…

My Maine, Haiku through the Seasons (A poetry and photography collection) by Bette A. Stevens is scheduled for release June 2019.

MY MAINE Wandering through woods 2 COMING SOON

Happy Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter!

Fields and forest greens have awakened and fruit trees are finally in bloom at the Farmstead in central Maine. This photograph was taken at Moose Point park in Searsport, Maine. The haiku in the photo is from “Spring Awakenings”—MY MAINE—my poetry and photography collection scheduled for release June 2019. The collection includes 49 of my photographs along with 150 haiku poems that take readers on a seasonal journey through the Maine I know and love. The book includes a haiku tribute, “Maine Pines and People,” plus interesting facts and symbols from The Pine Tree State.

Wherever you are, whatever the season, I invite you to get outdoors and get inspired. Join the fun and write a seasonal haiku about what’s inspiring you. It’s as easy as 1-2-3… You’ll find the definition and descriptive details of writing haiku below. If the kids are around, make it a family affair—they’ll love it!

Pine Cone _ Tassels CROP for Digital Books BAS MAY 2019

My Maine: Haiku through the Seasons

(Excerpt from “Spring Awakenings”)

Sunbeams composing
Springtime melodies, humming
Tapping to the tunes

Beguiling blossoms
Address the invitations
Springtime Reception

Wandering through woods
Soft leaf carpet, rippling brook
No schedule to keep

© 2019 Bette A. Stevens (from MY MAINE, Haiku through the Seasons)

HAIKU

noun hai·ku ˈhī-(ˌ)kü
  1. :  an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively; also :  a poem in this form usually having a seasonal reference — compare tanka

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Comments on: "MY MAINE Coming Soon…Poetry for All Seasons!" (72)

  1. Congratulations, Bette! Best of luck! 🙂

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  2. This sounds wonderful, Bette. I wish you much success!

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  3. Many congratulations Bette.

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  4. I am so excited for you Bette! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 😀 ❤

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  5. Spring is a magical time. Everything is green here now and there are nuts and fruit on our trees. Summer is hitting us this weekend.

    Have a fabulous day, Bette. ♥

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  6. Lovely photo, lovely poem, thanks for sharing!!.. have made note of your new book and will be looking for it!.. 🙂 haven’t had much time outdoors here with the daily storms and all but as Louisa May Alcott said, “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” hope your days are storm free and filled with love and happiness.. 🙂

    Until we meet again;
    May dreams you hold dearest
    Be those which come true
    And the kindness you spread
    Keep returning to you.
    (Irish Saying)

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    • Thanks so much for your visit and lovely note and happy wishes, Larry. Sending sunny thoughts, prayers and well wishes to you and all who have been weathering the storms–smooth sailing and happy landings! ❤ Blessings and love…

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  7. Looking forward to the release of ‘My Maine’ Bette. Wishing you all the best. 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for your note and wishes, dear Balroop! ❤ The print version of MY MAINE is waiting for a final proof and I'm working on designing the digital version as well. Delighted you stopped by for a visit, my friend. Sending lots of love your way…

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  8. Congratulations, Bette! Love your hat! ❤

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  9. Fabulous, Bette! I am looking forward to the release of My Maine! Thanks for the peek with a wonderful photo and inspiring haiku. I will be more than happy to host your release when you’re ready!

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  10. That’s exciting, congratulations on the publication.

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  11. Congrats on the release, Bette!

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  12. Congrats on the upcoming release, Bette!

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  13. Congratulations on the new book. Looks amazing as do you!!

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  14. Wonderful, Bette. I am looking forward to this book.

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  15. Great poetry! Congratulation on a job well done.

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  16. So exciting! Congratulations!

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  17. Bette, I’m so excited for you and your upcoming release of your poetry collection! 😀 You’ve given us another wonderful hint of the book with this poem … who does not love to walk on a ‘Soft leaf carpet’ … and time is eternal with no schedules! Best of luck with ‘My Maine’ … may it fly, spreading joy and delight to all readers. xx

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  18. Congratulations Bette and look forward to promoting when available.. it looks like a lovely collection… ♥

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  19. Wonderful news, Bette! Cheers to you, my friend! 🙂

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  20. This is wonderful, Bette, and I look forward to your new book!

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  21. Huge congratulations, Bette – and I’m going to take your advice and get outside more!

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  22. Haiku may well be my favorite genre of poetry. This sounds good.

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  23. As soon as it’s really available, let me know! I love your writing!

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  24. That is so exciting Bette! After all your hard work, your book release is in sight! 😀
    Bless you,
    Jennifer

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  25. D.L. Finn, Author said:

    Love the cover and excepts, Bette:)

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  26. How wonderful! Congratulations! The cover is so beautiful! xo

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  27. This is exciting, Bette. Congratulations! ❤

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  28. I’m excited for you, Bette. Let me know when I can get an autographed copy.

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  30. How exciting, Bette!! I know this will be a beautiful book!

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  31. Tracy Campbell said:

    So excited for you, Bette!
    Congratulations on publishing again.
    Blessings,
    Tracy

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  32. Congratulations, Bette! Wishing you much success! 🙂

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  33. Good luck with your poetry, Bette. Shared this to twitter. 🙂

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